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2015 Season PermitISDRA Season Permits available!

Remember that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every permit benefits the ASA, so please buy them from us!

NOTICE: Permit sales are temporarily on hold due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Sales will resume on December 1. Can't wait? Permits are available from www.isdpermits.com

NOTE: New look! The seasonal permit is now a non-transferable sticker.

Just looking for a weekly permit? Go here: http://www.isdpermits.com


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Dear Off-Road Enthusiasts,

The Federal Government wants to design your next off-road side-by-side vehicle by mandating handling and performance capabilities and requiring excessive and potentially unsafe restraint systems. If not halted, the mandate will limit the off-road community's options.

Your immediate action is needed now. By reaching out to your elected officials and letting them know you oppose this mandate, together we can halt this regulation, but you must act now. We only have 75 days to act, and tell Congress and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPC) that their mandates are not right for off-road.

As a unified off-road community, we can protect our right to ride for today and the future.

Watch the video below to find out why it is so important to oppose this proposal by the CSPC!

Clicking below will take you to the letter generator page of our partners at ARRA (Americans for Responsible Recreation Access). They have made it extremely easy for you to contact the right people who represent you in Washington, D.C.

Take action now

PJ Miles is the winner of the 2014 grand prize Sand Sports Super Show / Patton Prerunners by JP Designs ASA raffle car

ASA Board Member Chuck Hattaway, Sand Sports Super Show / Patton Prerunners by JP Designs / ASA Raffle Car winner PJ Miles with his wife Deanna from Tucson, AZ and Jesse Patton from JP Designs. PJ purchased his winning ticket at the Sand Sports Super Show. The winning ticket number was 5381.

Greg Diehl is the winner of the 2nd prize Arctic Cat in the 2014 ASA raffle

Art Wood from Bert’s Mega Mall, Arctic Cat winner Greg Diehl from Peoria, AZ and ASA Rep Lloyd Misner. Greg purchased his winning ticket (#3442) at the Lucas Off Road Regional Arizona races.


Fees collected at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area (ISDRA) are authorized under the provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) enacted in 2004. FLREA is due to “sunset” (terminate) in December of 2015. HR 5204, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Modernization Act, proposes to extend the modified FLREA to the end of December, 2020. It is highly probable that HR 5204 will be attached to the federal appropriations bill that “must pass” in order to avoid a government shutdown.

As noted in the recent ASA DUNER ALERT, the provisions of HR 5204 as drafted could destroy the concept of public lands as places where everyone has access and is welcome.  Fees could be required everywhere of everyone for any activity. This would be an additional tax on top of the taxes that already support public lands for access: regardless of whether they are highly developed like National Parks, Forests, BLM campgrounds, or completely undeveloped like Wilderness Areas. The public’s involvement in setting the permit fees for the ISDRA will be eliminated if this bill passes.


Requests that Court reverse the Judgment that Reopened the Dunes

On September 5, 2014 the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and Desert Survivors filed their Opening Brief in the appeal before the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

You may read the Opening Brief in its entirety (453 pages) here


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